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MS 311

Advanced engine technology improves fuel economy by up to 20% over previous model chainsaws for longer run times.

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MS 311 is rated 4.6 out of 5 by 272.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Excellent Saw I bought this saw after reading many reviews on the internet and talking to alot of different people. It has very good power and cuts better than any saw I have ever owned or used. The large chain makes quick work of larger trees and will even rip cut when necessary to split extremely large pieces in halves or quarters. I highly recommend this saw to anyone who cuts alot of wood.
Date published: 2012-10-23
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Review for MS 311 I personally do not like this saw. To me the anti-vibration system is too "loose" and lets the bar drift while cutting causing me to work harder to keep a strait cut thru the logs. Next I will say I should have never downsized saws. I have a 20 plus year old 036 pro that I loved to used until it decided to grenade (blow up) out in the woods on me. It had 1 hp more than the MS 311 and was just a better saw in all aspects . I will keep the MS 311 for cutting the limbs off the logs. I am rebuilding my 036 to use for my heavy cutting needs. Please do not get me wrong , there is nothing wrong with this saw , it is just not for me. I am sure it will give many people years of good and faithful service
Date published: 2019-09-11
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Excellent Outstanding!!!I hand pre-oiled chain and bar heavily to cut railroad ties and was pleasantly surprised!After cutting it off I went to restart and missed the initial sound on choke as I already had earplugs in - MY MISTAKE.Followed usual procedure to pull and dry plug and clear chamber and this was as outlined also in manual, and it started right up.Couldn’t agree more with all positive comments on this saw - great size, power and price.
Date published: 2019-09-03
Rated 2 out of 5 by from disappointing chainsaw I own a ms170 and an ms211 and they are both so much more dependable and don't ware you out nearly as fast as this one does. I will grab the MS211 or MS170 before this chainsaw because it floods so quickly and you have to really put a lot of muscle into pulling it. I am still very disappointed in this chainsaw.
Date published: 2019-08-28
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Has given me new expectations for a lightweight saw Bought this saw to clear a 18+” hickory that fell across the road due a recent storm. Figured my work was cut out for me with such a large, hard tree. I have had several “professional” saws from other manufacturers at 62cc+ and they all have a difficult time with the hickory around here. Only bought this because my local store is a Stihl dealer and therefore doesn’t have many other options. First thing I noticed is that this saw has a “Made in Germany” sticker on it and all other farm/ranch saws do not. This is a professional grade engine. What makes it a F/R saw instead of a pro is the plastic housing. For $200+ less I’ll take it. Could not be happier with it. It made clearing and bucking the fallen tree a breeze. Made me second guess whether it was in fact hickory. It is lightweight and easy to maneuver, has very low vibration, and starts first pull, every time. And it comes with a 2 year warranty with the purchase of a gallon of Stihl brand fuel (no brainer).Time will tell how it holds up and I’m no pro logger, but I have several hickory wooded acres on my property so it will get worked.
Date published: 2019-08-25
Rated 5 out of 5 by from This has all the power I need. Much more juice than some other saws of similar size. After years of burning up many saws I now bought the GOOD one. This new saw does justice to the Stihl history I have always heard and read about. It is tougher, smoother and has more power than other saws of the same size. In addition to that, the sales person from Kabelins' from Michigan City was remarkably trained and knowledgeable regarding Stihl products; that is a major plus when a company trains the seller to that degree.
Date published: 2019-08-14
Rated 5 out of 5 by from This product has great power. I just purchased this MS 311 this morning and got home and did amazing work for 1 hr, we only have a short window to work in. This saw is perfect for what I need it for and you can’t beat the 2 year warranty.
Date published: 2019-08-03
Rated 5 out of 5 by from This saw is perfect size for the small jobs. For trimming small limbs and pruning branches, this saw is the perfect fit. It is very light and well balanced. Easy to start and dependable.
Date published: 2019-07-30
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